Monday, July 21, 2014

Upcoming Friends Book Sales

July 26: Spanish Market Sale, outside the Main Library, 145 Washington Avenue
Spanish Market themed books. Individually priced $.50 and up
• Saturday 26th: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

August 3: Main Summer Sale, 145 Washington Avenue
• Sunday 3rd: 1:00–3:30 PM, Open to the Public,  Bag Day in the Tatum Community Room

August 23: Indian Market Sale, outside the Main Library, 145 Washington Avenue
Indian Market themed books, individually priced $ .50 and up
• Saturday 23rd: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

For more information call 955-2832. Or go to the Friends Website,

Friday, July 18, 2014

Summer Reading Program 2014 Party with Andy Mason! July 24-26

The Changing World of Publishing and Reading

You are invited to attend a talk by James McGrath Morris on the future of books and reading on Thursday, July 31 at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall at St. John’s College. Tickets are $7.50 and available through Tickets Santa Fe, the community box office at the Lensic Theater (988-1234.)

The event is co-sponsored by St. John’s College, as part of the fiftieth anniversary celebration of its Santa Fe Campus, and the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library, as part of the celebration of its fortieth anniversary.

         Morris will outline the seismic changes shaking up the world of book publishing and reading.  “What is happening to books today is as important a moment in history as five centuries ago when Gutenberg created move-able type and launched the printing revolution,” said Morris.  “The changes now taking place are more than a matter of replacing type, ink and paper with pixels—a profound shift is taking place in the act of reading itself.”

         Combining his work experience in the publishing industry and his years as an author, Morris will explain why current changes are so significant and what lies ahead for readers.  

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Summer Reading Program: Salida Circus, July 11-12

July 4 Closing

All branches of the Santa Fe Public Library will be closed on Friday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. Normal hours will resume on Saturday, July 5th from 10 a.m. through 6 p.m.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Summer Reading Craft: Pop-Up Books, July 1-2

Fizz, Boom, Read!

Staff will be green this Friday to celebrate Summer Reading Programs and the Cody Langstrom Magic Show . . . or rather, THEY WILL BE WEARING GREEN T-SHIRTS! (Close enough  ) Come out for the program!

Library Art Happenings

This month's Southside branch featured artist, (Nova) Cynthia Barker, will give a talk about her exhibit, Aphrodite’s Gardens of Delight, this Friday, June 27th at 3 p.m. in the Southside Cafe Meeting Room. All are welcome!

In other Southside art news, there is a call for art at the Southside Branch and the Main Library as well! 

Artists wishing to exhibit their work at the Southside Branch, 6599 Jaguar Drive, should fill out a Southside Branch Art Application. The Southside Branch Art Committee will set a date to review and schedule art displays. For more information, please call John Pinkston at (505) 955-2824, or Molly Masse at (505) 955-2823.

Artists wishing to exhibit their work at the Main Library, 145 Washington Avenue, may bring a completed Main Library Art Application and three representative pieces of work for review to the Library's Pick Room on the first Wednesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. Paintings, as well as photographic exhibits, will be considered. The Main Library also has glass cases for displaying three dimensional works. For more information, please call the Main Library Reference Desk at (505) 955-6781.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Main Media is on the Move!

The Library has begun to move the Main Library media collection to the first floor to open stacks.  Patrons are now able to browse DVDs , both  fiction and non- fiction along with the children's DVD collection.  In addition, books on MP3, biographies on CD and the Great Courses collection are also available to browse and check out. Patrons can look for books on CD to be moved shortly. The entire media collection will be relocated over the next few months. Items that have not been relocated can have holds placed on them.

(Photo by AA)